Gibb Witham is a Vice President at Paladin Capital Group. He joined in 2011 as an Associate and focuses on early and growth stage investments in technology companies. Prior to Paladin, he worked as an engagement manager in IBM’s strategy consulting practice. At IBM, he advised technology, life sciences, and retail clients on growth strategy for emerging business units. In his final two years with IBM, Gibb led projects focused on IBM’s cloud computing business—ranging from due diligence and business development for IBM’s life sciences cloud solution to sales strategy for cloud products across 16 industries. He has also contributed to IBM publications on strategic alliances and cloud computing.
Mr. Yesayan is a Principal at Paladin Capital Group, focused on Paladin’s alternative energy investments. Prior to joining Paladin Capital in 2009, Mr. Yesayan was Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis at Pacific Ethanol, Inc., the largest West Coast-based marketer and producer of fuel ethanol. At Pacific Ethanol, Mr. Yesayan was part of the founding management team where he led the build-out of the company’s financial planning and risk management functions and played a key role in sourcing equity and debt financing for the company’s $500 million construction program.
Mr. Pentimonti is a Principal of Paladin focused on sourcing, negotiating and monitoring investment opportunities for Paladin. Prior to joining Paladin, Mr. Pentimonti spent six years as an investment banker with JPMorgan Chase (and the growth-focused investment bank, Hambrecht & Quist, which was acquired by JPMorgan Chase).
Mr. Clute is an Associate at Paladin Capital Group and a member of Paladin’s investment team, which is focused on driving new opportunities for the firm’s portfolio. Tom’s primary responsibilities include identifying, assessing, and executing on compelling investment targets. He joined the firm in 2010 as an Analyst.